John Oliver did a fantastic routine in the video Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Infrastructure (HBO).
America’s crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.
The one mistake that John Oliver makes along with other politicians is to think that the rebuilding of infrastructure needs tax funding. The building, rebuilding, and maintenance of our infrastructure requires physical and human assets to accomplish. The creation of the money to fund this requires a few keystrokes on a computer by someone at The Federal Reserve bank.
As long as the real assets are freely available to be bought with U.S. currency, then there is nothing stopping us but politicians and a misinformed public.